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BBC Connected Studio: Research and Education Space

BBC Connected Studio is offering an exciting opportunity for developers, digital agencies and startups to help build prototypes for the Research and Education Space platform.  Find out more at their briefing event on Thursday 4 September in London.

The Research and Education Space (RES) platform is an ambitious partnership between Jisc, the BUFVC and the BBC which aims is to bring as much as possible of the UK’s publicly-held archives, and beyond, to learners and teachers across the UK.

Developers are invited to create proposals for innovative prototypes which can inspire learning, teaching and research in schools, colleges and universities. This can be either domain-specific or across the whole RES index. Prototypes will need to consider the mechanisms by which users can navigate through a broad range of data and digital media, with a range of differing licensing terms and conditions and differing access and identity routes.

BBC Connected Studio is known for bringing independent producers and the different areas of the BBC together in a fun, collaborative and open way.

Find out more

To find out more, come to the briefing event on Thursday 4 September from 5.30pm, read the creative brief or take a look at the additional information.

About the Research and Education Space

The first phase of the project enabled access to over 800,000 BBC television and radio programmes to staff and students in subscribing Higher and Further Education institutions via BoB National.

In its second phase (during 2014-15), the RES project is developing an automated data aggregation platform that consumes and indexes Linked Open Data describing archive assets, resulting in a rich index connecting a broad range of entities (people, places, events, things, concepts, collections) with a wide variety of digital assets related to them.

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